Dependence on God


Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat (or drink), or about your body what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they? Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span? Why are you anxious about clothes? Learn from the way the wild flowers grow. They do not work or spin. But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was clothed like one of them. If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will He not much more provide for you, O you of little faith? So do not worry and say,” What are we to eat?” or ” What are we to drink?” or ” What are we to wear?” All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself. Sufficient for a day is its own evil.  Matt. 6:25-34  

Jesus isn’t denying the reality of our needs, He’s just forbidding us to make them the object of our worries. If we refuse, then we are worry’s slave, and not God’s child. As a disiciple of Jesus, our faith needs to be deeply rooted in Him. For if we can’t trust Him with the everyday needs and circumstances of our lives, how can we trust Him with our eternal destination?

Faith says we can! But we do have a responsibility in all this, But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides. Remember the “Hunger and Thirst” study on righteousness.  Righteousness is defined as actively doing the will of God. So if I seek His kingdom (the Church) and His righteousness(doing His will) all I’m doing is living up to my responsibility as a true disciple of Christ, a kingdom citizen!

At this time of the year, when we celebrate our nations independence from England, let us become more dependent on God “our Father”, who has given us the greatest freedom of all. Freedom from the power of sin and death!

Amen.

And to everyone, a joyous and happy 4th!

Birthday number 230!

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2 Responses

  1. Love this post. Mat 6:33 is my life verse. It is what keeps me going.

  2. I remembered that this section of scripture contained your life verse. It is a very powerful verse, and I also appreciate the way that you live it out in your everyday life.
    Thanks.

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